Collaborating centres

Networks of WHO collaborating centres

In January 2000, the Executive Board urged the Member States to make full use of WHO collaborating centres as sources of information, services and expertise, and to strengthen their own national capacity for training, research and collaboration for health development. At the same time, it encouraged centres to develop working relations with other centres and national institutions recognized by WHO, in particular by setting up or joining collaborative networks with WHO's support.

Networks of collaborating centres have been created in many technical areas. For examples please see the following links:


On 12/Mar/2014 the Centre for Biomedical Ethics, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore, has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Bioethics. More information

On 10/Mar/2014, the Clinical Health Promotion Centre, Bispebjerg University Hospital, Copenhagen, Denmark, has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Centre for Evidence-based Health promotion in Hospitals and Health Services. More information

On 04/Mar/2014, the Radiation Protection Division, Federal Office of Public Health, Bern, Switzerland has been designated as a WHO Collaborating Center for Radiation Protection and Public Health. More information